El-Rufai Invites Teenage Almajiri Cobbler To Office


Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Saturday invited a 13-year-old Almajiri boy named Usman to his office.

The governor asked for the presence of the boy after a Twitter user brought his attention to the boy.

According to the Twitter user, Usman, an indigene of  Borno State, is said to have learnt the art of shoe repair from his brother where he earns an average of N500 a day.

Usman was said to have been telling people that he would like to attend school but no one would sponsor him as what he makes in a day cannot do that

El-Rufai directed that the boy be brought to him in Kaduna expressing readiness to support his education.

“Where is this industrious boy? How old is he? Kindly bring him to me in Kaduna. I will sponsor him to attend a boarding primary school and upon completion until he graduates from the university by the Grace of God,” he said.